Just as the vines are coming into leaf, Gusbourne is welcoming visitors back to their estate for tours, tastings and cellar door purchases, following government guidelines.
Picturesque harbours, calling seagulls, locally caught fish, television-famous pasties and a check list of world-famous sights you still haven’t visited – isn’t it time you caught up with Cornwall? Joanna Biddolph eats her way round as much of it as she can in two days and nights, staying at the luxurious but backwardly spelled Llawnroc Hotel in Gorran Haven.
At Danesfield boxes are ticked, effortlessly. Plaudits firstly for service – which was exemplary. At the main door I had one of the warmest and most sincere welcomes I think I’ve ever received (bar the day I offered to look after all three of my friend’s psychotic kids for the night) and this formal but friendly vibe weaved its cheery path pretty much throughout the entire building
A sense of calm, competent charm is exuded by the Feversham Arms. The village of Helmsley on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors is picture book perfect. The front is an old inn dating from at least 1855, expanded into the terraced cottages alongside. At the rear are modern rooms and the Verbena spa complex and an outside swimming pool kept at a comfy 31 degrees